Horse Science and Management

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    About This Course

    This course will teach students the skills and knowledge necessary to care for horses. Students will learn how to properly feed, handle, and manage different breeds of horses using all the equipment and tools required to manage a horse facility. They will also gain an understanding of the basic science, behavior, and proper nutrition of horses.

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    Students Will Develop Skills In:

    • Cleaning and maintenance of riding equipment 
    • Feeding and grooming 
    • Riding for exercise and training 
    • Diagnosis and administration of first aid for common injuries and ailments 
    • Stable and horse farm management 

  • Course available: Grades 11–12
    Course length: 2 years/CDOS Eligible 
    Placement: Regular
    Location: Barry Tech


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  • Career Opportunities


    With more than 100 horse farms located in Nassau and Suffolk counties — and the significant use of horses for show, racing, and leisure riding on Long Island — the need for well-trained personnel is growing at racetracks, breeding farms and riding stables.
    There is also a demand for trained professionals in veterinary offices locally, nationally and internationally.

    Students who complete this program may find employment in a variety of settings that require equestrian skills. Many graduates pursue further education in equine science, veterinary assisting, animal science, veterinary technology or veterinary science. Typical job titles in this field include Assistant Trainer, Breeding Farm Assistant Manager, Race Horse Groomer, Exercise Rider, Show Stable Employee, Veterinary Assistant and Veterinarian.

    Note: Horse Science and Management is taught at a separate, fully-equipped facility dedicated to this course. The North Shore Equestrian Center is located at Long Island University/LIU Post, 720 Northern Boulevard (Route 25A), Brookville, NY 11548. For directions and a map, please visit www. nassauboces.org/barrytech and click the locations/ directions link in the menu. (Route 25A), Brookville, NY 11548. For directions and a map, please visit www. nassauboces.org/barrytech and click the locations/directions link in the menu.

Barry Tech & GC Tech Guidance Office

  • Barry Tech Guidance Office

    Monday - Friday 9 AM - 3 PM

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